STATE OF MICHIGAN  
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
LANSING  
GRETCHEN WHITMER  
GOVERNOR  
ORLENE HAWKS  
DIRECTOR  
MICHIGAN BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY  
NOVEMBER 5, 2020 MEETING  
UNAPPROVED MINUTES  
In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, as amended, the Michigan  
Board of Physical Therapy met on November 5, 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom,  
pursuant to MCL 15.263.  
CALL TO ORDER  
Sarah McAllister, PT, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 1:31 p.m.  
ROLL CALL  
Members Present: Sarah McAllister, PT, Chairperson  
Matthew McFadden, PT, MSPT, OMPT, Vice Chairperson (arrived 1:37 p.m.)  
Jeffrey D. Clark, PT  
Allison Ives, Public Member  
Craig T. Miller, PT  
Erica Sherman, PT  
La’Nik M. St. Julien, Public Member  
Adam Swain, PT, AT  
Michael Winkler, Public Member  
Members Absent: Morgan Kennedy, PTA  
Syed Rob, Public Member  
Staff Present:  
Laury Brown, Senior Analyst, Compliance Section  
Weston MacIntosh, Senior Policy Analyst, Boards and Committees Section  
Stephanie Wysack, Board Support, Boards and Committees Section  
APPROVAL OF AGENDA  
MOTION by Winkler, seconded by Miller, to approve the amended agenda as presented.  
BUREAU OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSING  
611 W. OTTAWA P.O. BOX 30670 LANSING, MICHIGAN 48909  
www.michigan.gov/bpl 517-241-0199  
LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program  
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A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McAllister  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
MOTION by Swain, seconded by Ives, to approve the April 7, 2020 minutes as presented.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McAllister  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS  
Petition for Reinstatement – Naseem Ayub Minhas, DPT  
MOTION by Miller, seconded by Swain, to discuss.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McFadden, McAllister  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Discussion was held.  
MOTION by McFadden, seconded by Clark, to grant the Petition for Reinstatement.  
Petitioner’s license is limited for a minimum of two years. During the first 12 months of  
the limitation period, the Petitioner shall practice under direct on-site supervision by  
board-approved licensed supervising physical therapist. During the remainder of the  
limitation period, the Petitioner shall practice under general supervision of a board-  
approved licensed physical therapist. In addition, during the limitation period, the  
Petitioner is prohibited from ownership of a physical therapy practice and from supervising  
others. Petitioner must apply for reclassification. The Petitioner is placed on probation  
to run concurrently with the limitation period. Terms of probation includes an HPRP  
evaluation and entry into a disciplinary monitoring agreement if required, quarterly  
supervisor reports of work performance and the results of review of ten patient billing  
records. Automatic discharge from probation upon reclassification of license.  
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A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McFadden, McAllister  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
OLD BUSINESS  
None  
NEW BUSINESS  
2021 Public Notice  
McAllister presented the 2021 Public Notice.  
NPTE Appeal  
Angelica Riethmiller  
MOTION by McFadden, seconded by Swain, to discuss.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McFadden, McAllister  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Discussion was held.  
MOTION by McFadden, seconded by Ives, to deny the NPTE appeal.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McFadden, McAllister  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Uma Kumari  
MOTION by McFadden, seconded by Clark, to deny the NPTE appeal.  
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A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McFadden, McAllister  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
HPRC Appointment  
MacIntosh stated that the term for J. Tim Zipple, PT, expires on December 31, 2020 and  
the Board will need a new representative on the HPRC Committee. If Board members  
know of anyone that may be interested, the candidate should email a letter of interest and  
a curriculum vitae to the Department.  
MacIntosh outlined the responsibilities of the individuals elected to the HPRC Committee.  
FSBPT Discussion  
McAllister stated that the 2020 FSBPT Annual Meeting & Delegate Assembly was held  
virtually on October 24, 2020. She stated that Becky Rodda, PT, from Michigan was  
given an Outstanding Service Award, recognizing her contribution to FSBPT over the last  
year.  
McAllister stated that Michigan currently has a 2-star rating with the Exam Licensure and  
Disciplinary Database. She encouraged the Department to work with FSBPT to try and  
improve that score.  
Committee Reports  
Board Review Panel  
McAllister reported that there were 7 reviews completed since the last meeting.  
Rules Discussion  
MacIntosh asked that the Board vote to open the rules to make a few changes and to  
clean up the rule set.  
MOTION by McFadden, seconded by Miller, to open the rules.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McFadden, McAllister  
Nays: None  
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McAllister confirmed that the Rules Committee members are McAllister, McFadden, and  
Miller.  
Chair Report  
McAllister stated that October was Physical Therapy Month. She thanked the  
professionals who were working during the pandemic. She thanked the Department of  
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Board for their flexibility over the last  
several months.  
McAllister stated that over the last couple of months, she has been a part of an implicit  
bias training workgroup with LARA. She stated that she was impressed with the  
evidence-based way the discussions were held.  
Department Update  
Wysack reminded the Board Members to check their state email address regularly as it  
is the source of communication with the Department. She stated that the state email  
address will now be used as the User ID for Egress, so it is important to get in the habit  
of checking the email on a regular basis.  
MacIntosh asked that the Board members notify the Department in advance if they are  
unable to attend a meeting.  
MacIntosh stated that the Bureau will hold the next Board Member Training on February  
17, 2021, via Zoom. All Board members are welcome to attend.  
MacIntosh stated that the Bureau received the implicit bias training recommendations and  
will be working on a draft for the Public Health Code – General Rules.  
PUBLIC COMMENT  
Jake Jakubiak Kovacek, from the American Physical Therapy Association – Michigan  
Chapter (APTA Michigan). She stated that the APTA Michigan recently testified in  
support of SB 898 about reimbursement for telehealth services and SB 22 about physical  
therapy compact licensure. She acknowledged two other members of the APTA  
Michigan, Gayle Wallace and Julia Rice, who were also in attendance at the board  
meeting.  
Julia Rice stated that she appreciated that the Board meeting was held virtually as it  
allowed her to attend, whereas she could not with in-person meetings.  
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ANNOUNCEMENTS  
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held January 5, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at 611  
West Ottawa Street, Upper Level Conference Center Room 4, Lansing, Michigan 48933.  
ADJOURNMENT  
MOTION by Swain, seconded by McFadden, to adjourn the meeting at 2:52 p.m.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Yeas: Clark, Ives, Miller, Sherman, St. Julien, Swain,  
Winkler, McFadden, McAllister  
Nays: None  
Minutes approved by the Board on: _______________________.  
Prepared by:  
Stephanie Wysack, Board Support  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
November 6, 2020